Welcome to Fairfax, Virginia! Boasting fascinating history, quaint architecture, nice green space, and a cool social scene, Fairfax is perhaps best known for its festive annual events that bring tons of folks into town. Needless to say, you're going to have a blast in Fairfax. The city is also situated within the lively Washington D.C. metropolitan region, which means you also get access to all the great things in the nation's capital and surrounding cities. How great is that?
You can find a flight to Washington D.C. to get you into Fairfax any day of the week. Once you're here, one site you must see is the Fairfax County Courthouse—a historic building that dates back to 1799; since this is one of the town's most prominent landmarks, you'll find many hotels in Fairfax near here. Another popular tourist spot is the National Firearms Museum—the place to learn about the history of firearms in America. If you want to take a stroll through a nice campus and hear a public lecture, visit George Mason University; if you come during the fall or winter, try to attend a George Mason college basketball game, as they're quite fun. For a little exercise, hike through Daniels Run Park, which is right near a golf course if you wish to hit the links.
Many Fairfax hotels have bars and restaurants on site, but there's great food to be had at places like Fair City Mall, where you can enjoy Thai cuisine, Italian fare, fruit smoothies, and more. In the center of town on and around Main Street, Irish pubs, hip cafes, sports bars, and other places of entertainment abound as well. If you want to explore the surrounding dining and nightlife, know that D.C., Alexandria, and other cities are very close to Fairfax.
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